Policy Monitor


Policy Monitor Brochure

Cyber Security Principles 101

Department for Science, Innovation & Technology

This resource is designed to be a presentation that local authorities can use to share introductory information on the NCSC’s Connected Places Cyber Security Principles with the staff in their organisation.

Cyber Essentials
Self-Assessment Questionnaire:

Self-Assessment Preparation Booklet

Montpellier January 2023

Looking to get started with Cyber Essentials certification? This self-assessment booklet produced by the NCSC is a great place to start. 

SMEs: Is your MSP protecting your data? Questions to ask them

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are often charged with safeguarding their customers’ IT systems from cyber attacks. However, new research has revealed that cyber criminals have identified MSPs as a high value target and are systemically carrying out attacks. Typically, MSPs have access to the systems of multiple customers, enabling hackers to launch malicious attacks on many organisations with just one hack. The research showed that 74% of MSPs themselves have suffered at least one cyber-attack…

Small Business and Cyber Security

The finance sector regulator recorded a ten-fold increase in cyber-crime incidents between 2017 and 2018, however, across all sectors more businesses are reporting being impacted by a cyber incident year-on-year. Often hardest hit is small to medium enterprises (SMEs), that lack the expertise and financial resources to withstand the fallout from a cyber incident…

Cyber Security, GDPR and Enterprise

Aids large organisations manage the Cyber Security business risk across departments and locations. 87% of breaches were down to human error or poor decision making and the fines issued by the Information Commissioners Office are for poor practice. Cyber Security Policy Monitor (CSPM) is a workflow service with basic staff training and GDPR compliance tools you can understand and use to greatly reduce risk. CSPM will also quickly allow organisations to gain Cyber Security accreditation at low cost giving organisations a marketing advantage.

Small doesn’t mean safe - 5 Steps to Cyber Security for SMEs

Small business are targets for extortion and used as a gateway to attack larger organisations. A serious breach will leave a company vulnerable to ransomware or lead to loss of important clients open to fines and legal action. Good Cyber Security can be delivered at a low cost.

Why CE Certification?

All companies either funded or working with government need Cyber Essentials certification (CE). CE is the first and a key step in being GDPR compliant, by being CE certified companies show their market that they can be trusted with their data and this offers a marketing benefit. With Virtual Online Security Officer a company can take all the steps to gain certification in as little as one day and at low cost.